Tuesday, 31 August 2010

We are in the press...again

This time Culture Magazine for the journal

100 faces, 100 stories

Creative and Dsylexic...

Are you a dyslexic entrepreneurs?
People into Enterprise (PIE) is currently undertaking a piece of research in to the links between entrepreneurship and dyslexia. Research has found that 20% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic compared to just 4% of employed managers and PIE is interested in finding out whether people with dyslexia have a special talent for business or simply have a narrow range of career options - or perhaps something else that we don’t yet know about is driving their choices, and PIE is trying to identify dyslexic entrepreneurs who might be happy to get involved. Research has shown those in the creative industry creative are disproportionately likely to be dyslexic than in other sectors of the economy - If you do know anyone, could you let them know we are carrying out this activity.
You can find out more from the following website www.blueskythink.com
Please get in touch with Jane@peopleintoenterprise.com

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Shipley Lates

MiNnies are contributing to the Shipley Late Show this friday evening 6-10
Alsorts of crafting going on from book making to buying beautiful things...go on get yourself down there

Monday, 23 August 2010

Felting workshop anyone?

Friday, 20 August 2010

Check out Adam Main product photographer


Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Calling all artist/crafters

Motivation breeds motivation... FACT

We have a wonderfully creative workshop space at MiN please use it

Saturday, 14 August 2010

BUY HANDMADE - Support your local Artisans and Crafts people

If you havent already popped in, now is the time to do so. Remember by supporting this venture, you are supporting the Handmade artisans and crafts people of the North East area. Buy Handmade! As well as pledging your support to the MIN space, add you name to this site to show you are a true supporter of the handmade movement! Click on the link below:

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Winter wonderland at Made in Newcastle

The Elves and the M.I.N. team....

Well, one cold winter (no way is it still summer!!!!) morning we at M.I.N. woke up to see two little elves running from the retail space...all they left behind was some miniature footprints and a re-merchandised store....

Welcome to our 'Winter wonderland' retail space where we have a large array of goodies to take you into the colder seasons ahead of us. We will be hosting a sale starting on saturday to kick start our winter retail season at MIN.

See the pics below for a sneak preview of what is on offer:

Writers - Train your inner critic.

Lucille Valentine, Writer in Residence at Made in Newcastle. I will coach you with gentle and supportive critique on your writing.

Send me up to 2000 words which I will read, and then write on with ink of varying colours. We will meet for ¾ of an hour - this could be at Made in Newcastle in Nun Street, which has a 1-2-1 room that we can book - and we will discuss your work in detail. I will look at the story, the shape, the pace, the characters... and the grammar where it interferes with Story.

I am a story teller, a story writer and a poet. A couple of my stories have been published, a short play has been performed at the Live Theatre and I have an MA in Creative Writing. I write a monthly magazine column and I spent many years writing technical, IT stuff, where creativity is not advisable. As a continuous member of two high quality writers' groups for the past nine years (my youngest son was three months old when I started) I have gained lots of experience in giving really useful writing feedback.

This service will cost £20.


Monday, 9 August 2010



Sunday, 8 August 2010

Roll Up Roll Up

Words and Cake anyone?




An intimate dance piece for an intimate space

Join Cellist- Penny Callow


Dancer Dora Frankel

for an impromptu dialogue between music and movement on the mezzanine

level at Made in Newcastle

Saturday 4th Sept 2.30, 3.30 and 4.15

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Dear all

MiN is on the look out for a few more chairs
Anyone feeling generous contact the store...

Chairs Big Ears

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Here are a Few of my Favourite things

Featured Designer Makers: Christine White AKA Thread Spider Textiles

Today we are with Christine White aka Thread Spider Textiles

1. Fabrics and threads and fibres . I just love creating fabrics from scratch using combinations of wool, threads and hand dyed natural fabrics.

2. Colour There is nothing better than spending the morning surrounded by dye baths, turning plain white fabric into a myriad of rainbows colours. Working with colour is something I adore and am influenced by the stunning combination of colours in the world around us.

3. My wonderful Bernina sewing machine. It copes very well with the abuse I put it through and very rarely complains.

4. Bonda web - Where would I be without this fabulous substance .Of course I very rarely use it to hold fabric together. I’m much more likely to paint it, add glitter to it and melt it.

5. My backroom staff, in other words my daughter who advises me and my husband who is always there for me, taxi’s me around ,stewards exhibitions and generally puts up with me. Both used to having thread spiders all around the house.

6. Wine and chocolate . Both help when things are not going so well and after a glass or two of red wine my work appears to look better !